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The Burnt Country
 

The Burnt Country (Paperback)

By Rhoades, Joy

A scandalous secret. A deadly fire. An agonizing choice. Australia 1948. As a young woman running Amiens, a sizeable sheep station in New South Wales, Kate Dowd knows she's expected to fail. And her grazier neighbour is doing his best to ensure she does, attacking her method of b...urning off to repel a bushfire. But fire risk is just one of her problems. Kate cannot lose Amiens, or give in to her estranged husband Jack's demands to sell- the farm is her livelihood and the only protection she can offer her half-sister Pearl, as the Aborigines Welfare Board threatens to take her away. Ostracised by the local community for even acknowledging Pearl, Kate cannot risk another scandal. Which means turning her back on her wartime lover, Luca Canali ... Then Jack drops a bombshell. He wants a divorce. He'll protect what's left of Kate's reputation, and keep Luca out of it - but for an extortionate price. Soon Kate is putting out fires on all fronts to save her farm, keep her family together and protect the man she loves. Then a catastrophic real fire threatens everything . . . 'A wonderful new voice in literary rural fiction.' Australian Women's Weekly 'I fell in love with The Burnt Country. Compelling and evocative, full of strong characters. I didn't want it to end.' Kayte Nunn, author of The Botanist's Daughter 'A gripping story with a big heart. You'll find it hard to put this novel down' Emily Brewin, author of Hello, Goodbye and Small Blessings 'This sweeping epic set in rural NSW is about love, family and testing our mettle - and it's compulsively readable. Just the thing for those lazy summer days' Marie Claire on The Woolgrower's Companion 'Joy Rhoades' Kate Dowd is Elizabeth-Bennet-meets-The-Drover's-Wife . . . an accomplished debut' Sydney Morning Herald
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ISBN 9780143793748
Published AU 16 Jun 2021
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143793748
Stock Release date is 16 June 2021
Status Not currently available
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint Bantam
Published 16 Jun 2021
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Rhoades, Joy
Category Modern Fiction
Historical Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 400
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NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
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